Snippets 227, 228

It’s personal. Stop prying into the psyche that wants to stay out of sight. From March, 2019.

227.
I gave down at the office,
the particulars
None of your business

228.
I had never seen myself
worthy of memory
because I was a girl.

 

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Snippets 225, 226

Atmospheric change. From March, 2019.

225.
the air stood still
almost too heavy
I hoped it would rain.

226.
Not at night
I shouted at the top of my voice,
into sudden silence.

 

 

Snippets 214, 215, 216

Does anyone remember snippets?

Sure you do. Three-line collage poetry on ATC-sized cards. I started doing these about 4-5 years ago. Read this post from 2014 about the beginning of the snippet revolution in my life – I think you will be amused by what I said back then and how the snippet situation developed since.

But – I haven’t done any snippet-writing (composing? maneuvering?) since 2017. (Here’s the last post including them that I can find.)

Oh dear.

I was cleaning out my collage poetry work box and found these three. Don’t know when I did them. I felt a little sad. And I got the itch to try to do some more of them.

Now, snippet composition is slow and deliberate. I need to cut out lots of phrases and words and then I need to sit down. Slow down. And take my finger and push the little papers around until I get something that gels. It’s like a Little Vine, but slower-growing.

I want to return to this location, Snippet World, and do some more. Yes.

Anyway, here are the three strays. Read them and I hope you enjoy them. They have been waiting a long time to speak.

214.
my finger,
thin and scrawny
I have pointed it

215.
People under the influence
clinging to the truth
of that chalky pink vague story

216.
Tell nobody.
I would Tell nobody.
I can’t wait to tell somebody

Snippets With Nothing in Common and Yet They Ended Up Together

You know, I make snippets on ATC sized cards. Sometimes I grab what I’ve got lying around and then other times I’ve painted cards especially for the purpose of being a snippet background.

Lots of times I group snippets and other small poems by their themes. This time I’m going to do it by card appearance. Let’s see if the snippet serendipity team can pull a theme together, or can you?

These snippets are from June, 2017.

Snippets Placed on Top of a Grid

You know, I make snippets on ATC sized cards. Sometimes I grab what I’ve got lying around and then other times I’ve painted cards especially for the purpose of being a snippet background.

Lots of times I group snippets and other small poems by their themes. This time I’m going to do it by card appearance. Let’s see if the snippet serendipity team can pull a theme together, or can you?

These snippets are from June, 2017.

Snippets on a Plain Paint Card Background

You know, I make snippets on ATC sized cards. Sometimes I grab what I’ve got lying around and then other times I’ve painted cards especially for the purpose of being a snippet background.

Lots of times I group snippets and other small poems by their themes. This time I’m going to do it by card appearance. Let’s see if the snippet serendipity team can pull a theme together, or can you?

These snippets are from June, 2017.

Snippets with a Line Down the Side

You know, I make snippets on ATC sized cards. Sometimes I grab what I’ve got lying around and then other times I’ve painted cards especially for the purpose of being a snippet background.

Lots of times I group snippets and other small poems by their themes. This time I’m going to do it by card appearance. Let’s see if the snippet serendipity team can pull a theme together, or can you?

These snippets are from June, 2017.